From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
This list is a record of the official English and Japanese spellings for Pokémon names. Names are listed by number in the order dictated by the National Pokédex, meaning that Pokémon from the Kanto region will appear first, followed by those from Johto, Hoenn, and subsequent regions.
- English: The official English name as dictated by Nintendo of America and used in all English-language games and merchandise.
- Japanese: The official Japanese name as dictated by Nintendo Company Ltd. of Japan and written in katakana. In most cases, this is the spelling found in all Japanese video games and most other official material. It is transliterated into (Hepburn) romaji for informational purposes only.
- Trademarked romaji: The official romaji name as given on the trademark filings. This spelling is used internally by Game Freak and is frequently used on official merchandise and other promotional material. Names based on English words often should be read as if they are English words, as opposed to Japanese. For example, Habunake, being the Romaji translation of ハブネーク, should be pronounced "Ha-bu-nake" as opposed to "Ha-bu-na-ke" if it were a Japanese name. Some are just exact transliterations of the name into romaji.
Note to editors: These can be looked up at the National Center for Industrial Property Digital Library (Japanese only); although some are missing this information, in which case the internal romanisations used in the games should be used. Please check that the right-holders (権利者) are as follows,
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In some cases, the trademarked romaji is similar to the English name with the exception of one or two letters. For example, Plusle's trademarked rōmaji is Prasle. Obviously, "Prasle" does not make as much sense compared to its counterpart Minun, however, this is in fact the official rōmaji. The name is still considered official as it is used on merchandise and promotional material.
In the case of English-speaking fans using the Japanese names, either the exact transliteration or trademarked rōmaji is correct; however, the exact transliteration is never used officially by Nintendo or its affiliates. Bulbapedia will use the official trademarked romanizations in all articles.
The names of new Pokémon will be added as their names become available to the public.
List of Japanese Pokémon names
#001 - #051 Bulbasaur - Dugtrio
#052 - #101 Meowth - Electrode
#102 - #151 Exeggcute - Mew
#152 - #200 Chikorita - Misdreavus
#201 - #251 Unown - Celebi
#252 - #301 Treecko - Delcatty
#302 - #350 Sableye - Milotic
#351 - #386 Castform - Deoxys
#387 - #400 Turtwig - Bibarel
#401 - #450 Kricketot - Hippowdon
#451 - #493 Skorupi - Arceus
#494 - #502 Tsutarja - ???
As yet unnumbered